Alvin Kamara transferring from Alabama Crimson Tide

Alvin Kamara

Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders waves the flags prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide are famous for being a running back factory and after they signed four running backs with at least a four-star grade last year many had speculated it was only a matter of time until one of the four transferred.

On Friday 247Sports national recruiting analyst Ryan Bartow reported Alvin Kamara has been granted a release from his scholarship and can transfer anywhere outside the SEC. Bartow says he has been told his top four on his wish list are Florida State Seminoles, Clemson Tigers, Oklahoma State Cowboys and UCLA Bruins.

Each of these schools with the exception of UCLA had offered Kamara while in high school.

The 5-10, 195 back was the No. 1 all-purpose runner in the 247Sports composite rankings last year and the No. 42 recruit overall after he ran for 2,264 yards and 26 touchdowns in his final year of high school.

Kamara struggled with maturity issues as he was suspended twice as a freshman for violating team rules, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl and was not expected to be a focal point of the offense until 2015 at best with T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake ahead of him on the roster.

Kamara joins quarterback Luke Del Rio as the second player to transfer out of Alabama this month, but the Crimson Tide will be just fine as neither player was a building block for the future.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Alvin Kamara, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Oklahma State Cowboys, UCLA Bruins

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  • tideman89

    Hate to see any 4 star recruit leave before we know how good he is or might be. But, as the article points out, there are three pretty good backs ahead of him. It appears the Tide will keep on rolling.

    • Scott Golden

      They forgot to mention Tenpenny, who is our fastest back, btw.

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